the best thing about being a kid back in the day

was if you got taken to Farrell’s with all your friends.

these dudes in straw hats would come running out with a giant bowl of ice cream on a faux stretcher. bells would ring, people would shout. was there music?

these guys would run around the whole restaurant and place the bowl on your table. the large one was called The Zoo bc it had all these plastic animals in there and about 19 scoops of different flavors and chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

this photo makes the bowl look small. it was enormous.

at least in my memory.

which is fading.